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Advocate staff photo by Ian McNulty - Oysters are everywhere in New Orleans these days, and many venues offer happy hour deals and other specials to lure oyster lovers in.

Gulf oysters are a precious resource. But these gems can also be a steal. Normally a bargain compared with the oysters produced elsewhere, special happy hour deals amount to practically give-away prices. Some special caveats apply, usually requiring you to buy a drink to wash them down.

The list below is a baker’s dozen of deals around town to stretch your oyster dollar. Also see our round-up of different types of New Orleans oyster bars for different tastes and occassions here.

Basin Seafood & Spirits

3222 Magazine St., 504-302-7391

50 cents each, Mondays, 3-10 p.m.

Blind Pelican

1628 St. Charles Ave., 504-558-9399

25 cents each, daily 4-8 p.m.

Bourbon House

144 Bourbon St., 504-522-0111

$1 each, daily 4-6 p.m.

Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar

7900 Lakeshore Dr., 504-284-2898

50 cents each ($1 chargrilled), Tue.-Fri., 4-6 p.m.

Brisbi’s Lakefront Restaurant & Bar

7400 Lakeshore Dr., 504-304-4125

50 cents each, Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m.

Café B

2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-934-4700

50 cents each, Mon.-Sat., 3 p.m.-‘til, in the bar only

Le Bon Temps Roule

4801 Magazine St., 504-895-8117

Free on Fridays, 7 p.m.-‘til

Lüke

333 St. Charles Ave., 504-378-2840

75 cents each, daily 3-6 p.m.

Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House

3117 21st St., Metairie, 504-833-6310

50 cents each, Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m.

Pascal’s Manale

1838 Napoleon Ave., 504-895-4877

Half price (recently, $7.50 per dozen), Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m.

Red Fish Grill

115 Bourbon St., 504-598-1200

50 cents each, Mon.-Thu. 3-6 p.m.

Superior Seafood

4338 Saint Charles Ave., 504-293-3474

50 cents each, daily 4-6:30 p.m.

Trenasse

444 St. Charles Ave., 504-680-7000

75 cents each, daily 3-6 pm

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